Dewar in a 1947 newspaper clipping
|Date of birth:June 17, 1922|
|Place of birth: Oak Park, Illinois|
|Date of death: June 30, 1989(aged 67)|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)|
|College: Indiana University|
|NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 19 / Pick: 173|
|Debuted in 1947 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Last played in 1948 for the Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1948|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
James Alexander Dewar Jr. (June 17, 1922 – June 30, 1989) was an American football halfback who played two seasons in the All-America Football Conference. Dewar played for the Cleveland Browns in 1947 and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948.
High school and college
Dewar attended Indiana University, where he was a standout as a halfback on the school's football team starting as a sophomore in 1942. He ran back a punt 90 yards for a touchdown in a 53–0 victory over Butler University that year. Dewar joined the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II and played service football at Camp Grant in Rockford, Illinois. He was selected in 1944 to play in the College All-Star Game, a now-defunct matchup between the National Football League champion and a squad composed of the country's best college players. After the war, Dewar returned for a final season at Indiana.
Professional football career
Dewar was selected with the 173rd pick in the 1947 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He instead joined the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference along with former Indiana teammate Bob Cowan. The Browns finished the 1947 season with a 12–1–1 record and won the AAFC championship against the New York Yankees. After a year with the team, Dewar was sent to the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played one season there before leaving football.
- "Indiana Trounces Butler U., 53-0". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press International (Bloomington, Ind.): p. 3. September 27, 1942. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7yobAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gEwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2790,5794501&dq=jim+dewar&hl=en. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- "Billy Reed's Aerial Scores Touchdown Before End of Half". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press (Rockford, Ill.): p. 1. September 25, 1943. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uqkWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BSMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5822,4100737&dq=jim+dewar&hl=en. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- "Chicago Bears Rated Stronger Than All-Stars". Warsaw Daily Times. United Press International (Chicago): p. 5. August 30, 1944. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=x0tfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qVQNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5177,6410833&dq=jim+dewar&hl=en. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- "Hoosiers Crush Minnesota In Second Half Drive, 21-0". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press International (Minneapolis): p. 13. October 6, 1946. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6TgbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=00wEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2673,4831544&dq=jim+dewar&hl=en. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- "Jim Dewar NFL Football Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6BEvIWQzm. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- Sauerbrei, Harold (November 15, 1947). "Ulinski And Dewar Figure In Brown's Battle Plans". Cleveland Plain Dealer: p. 15.
- Sauerbrei, Harold (August 14, 1947). "Mayne's Speed Boosts Chances With Browns". Cleveland Plain Dealer: p. 18.
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